Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1524 Prattville Dragoons participated in the unique Christmas Parade in the small, serene town of Vida in Autauga county on Saturday 17 December. The parade was a fantastic success with many entries including several local politicians, fire and EMS, classic cars and homemade floats. There was a delicious meal for parade participants served in the Vida Community Center after the parade including camp stew cooked in a large cast iron pot outside over an open fire, smoked pork butt and the fixins and, even a large assortment of homemade desserts.
Pictured below with the camp Christmas banner are 2nd Lt. Commander George Jenks, Karl Wade, Bill Gill, Don Drasheff, Ryan King, James Spears and Commander Stuart Waldo. Compatriot Chris Booth rode with his wife, Judge Joy Booth and Tyrone Crowley arrived too late to participate due to another Christmas related obligation he had that day. Dragoon James Spears, our camp's World War II vet helped carry the banner the entire length of the parade route along with 1st Lt Jenks. Karl Wade rode in the Commander's Charger which was flying a couple of Confederate Battle flags. Bags of candy and hundreds of SCV coins and mini-Battle flags were handed out to the spectators lining CR-19 thru the community.